Photo contest

Colchester - posted May, 24 2011

COLCHESTER- The Community Wildlife Habitat of Colchester, Colchester Parks & Rec and Cragin Library announce the 2011 Nature Photography Exhibit. This year's categories: Life in & around water - lakes, ponds, streams & wildlife; Butterflies & moths & their host plants - egg, larva, pupa & adult forms; Life in a tree - trees (dead or alive!) & wildlife; Nature as I see it - unusual shots, macros, textures, colors, etc.
Photos must have been taken in Colchester. Selected photos will be on display at the 57Fest on Sept. 24 (rain date Sept 25) and then at Cragin Library through the end of October. Selection will be based on variety of subjects and quality of photos, with an attempt to display at least one photo from every submitter. Prints (up to 8x10) may be mailed or hand-delivered to the Parks & Rec office between Aug. 1 and Sept. 1 or photos may be submitted electronically any time up until Sept 1: Submit via Flickr ( OR Submit via e-mail to
Electronically submitted photos will be turned into 4x6 prints for the exhibit. There is no limit to the number of photos that may be submitted. Photos submitted in 2010 will be considered for the 2011 exhibit and do not need to be resubmitted.
Beginning photographers may wish to attend a session at Cragin Library on June 7 at 7 p.m. to learn how to use free Picasa software to edit their photos and the free Flickr web site to share their photos with family, friends, and people around the world.
Questions about the exhibit may be e-mailed to

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